Fundraiser will help send Chloe to Uganda

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

A King’s Park Sec­ondary pupil is to hold a fundrais­ing night to help send her on the trip of a life­time.

Chloe Shed­den (16) is hop­ing to travel to Uganda with some of her class­mates next June, to take part in a project build­ing schools in the poverty-stricken coun­try.

She needs to raise funds to make the trip, how­ever, and the teenager’s fam­ily have helped to ar­range a fundraiser at the County Inn in Cam­bus­lang on Fri­day, Au­gust 29.

There will be a disco and var­i­ous raf­fles on the night, with all the money raised go­ing to­wards Chloe’s trip.

Her mum Michelle said: “Chloe was very keen to get in­volved in it .

“We weren’t so keen about her go­ing away but she was in­ter­ested as soon as she heard about the trip and it’ll be an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for her.

“We’ve got a lot of raf­fles and prizes planned for the fundrais­ing night , and a lot of lo­cal busi­nesses have put things up as prizes.

“Tun­nocks have do­nated stuff, some of the In­dian restau­rants s have do­nated stuff and so have the lo­cal hair­dressers.

“We’ll be try­ing to make as much money as pos­si­ble for Chloe and there will be a disco too.”

Chloe has also been fundrais­ing with other pupils from her school.

Michelle added: “The group have been bag­pack­ing in var­i­ous places, and there’s been bake sales in the school where they sold some cakes.

“There was a spon­sored run up in Perth and we did a spon­sored walk around Strath­clyde Park too, so there’s been var­i­ous things go­ing on.”

The World Chal­lenge group help or­gan­ise var­i­ous school ex­pe­di­tions to over 40 des­ti­na­tions across the world.

Chloe’s trip will take her to Uganda in the sum­mer of 2015, and she’ll be out there for close to a month.

Michelle’s sure the trip will be a great ex­pe­ri­ence for her daugh­ter, even though her first re­ac­tion wasn’t quite so keen.

She added: “They’ll help build schools and class­rooms out there, so it’s a big project.

“I think the first re­ac­tion as to try and put her off, but she was re­ally keen and it’s go­ing to be a huge ex­pe­ri­ence for her.

“It’s ob­vi­ously so far away but she’ll be in a big group and we’ll work to­wards it.

“There’ll be two teach­ers there and some­one over­see­ing the ex­pe­di­tion over­all.”

The fundraiser starts at 7.30pm on Fri­day Au­gust 29, with tick­ets to be bought at the door on the night.

Plan­ning ahead Chloe Shed­den is hop­ing to travel to Uganda next sum­mer

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